Dr Richard Hughes
Director of Geoscience Information and Knowledge Exchange
Richard was appointed Director of Geoscience Information and Knowledge Exchange in November 2007. Richard's background is in geosciences: he holds a BSc from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge. The early parts of his BGS career were spent working on regional geoscience survey projects in various parts of England, Wales and Scotland. He has also lived and worked in the Ecuadorian Andes, and in Canada. Between 2001 and 2005 Richard worked on geoscience project development and management in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Geological Society of London Council Member, member of the UK Location Council, member of the Environmental Science to Service Steering Group, chairs the Geological Society's Information Management Committee, member of the Geoscience Information Consortium Steering Group and convenor of the International Geological Congress 2012 (Brisbane) Information super-sessions.
There are four programmes within the Geoscience Information and Knowledge Exchange directorate: